NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 4

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Go places with world-class beauty skills

Do you want to help people to feel great?

You’ll learn all the skills needed to begin working in a beauty therapy clinic. Learn how to do beauty treatments like eye lash tinting, spray tanning, waxing and facials. On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy, you can progress to the NZ Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy.


The NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) offers you stimulating studies and provides a pathway to either further study or starting your career in the beauty industry.

Beauty therapy is a demanding career that brings many rewards from helping people look and feel their best.

The NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) provides a pathway to a career in many different areas of the beauty industry and covers a wide range of topics such as:

  • Facials
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Makeup
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Brow shaping
  • Spray tans
  • Waxing

Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or private message us on Facebook for a chat about your study options.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

English language entry requirements

Entry with credit

Your future career and study opportunities

As a graduate of this qualification you may find employment as:

  • Junior beauty therapist
  • Cosmetic product company representative or other

Alternatively, once you’ve acquired this certificate, you may wish to continue your studies with:

  • NZ Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy (Level 5)
  • NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5)

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.